Sociology / Sociologie

About Program Admission Requirements

Sociology is the study of our social world — of our lives as individuals, how people connect, how societies are organized and how they change over time. What better way to study our global society than at a campus ranked by The Globe and Mail University Report (2012) as third in Canada for global focus? 

With our bilingual focus and our internships, exchanges and internationally oriented degrees, our graduates have the ability to apply sociological perspectives to topics such as gender, deviant behaviour and family, and to apply them to careers in public policy, law, communications, teaching, activism and more.

La sociologie étudie notre monde social, c’est-à-dire la vie des individus, les liens qui existent entre les gens, l’organisation des sociétés et les transformations qu’elles subissent avec le temps. Il n’y a pas de meilleur endroit pour étudier notre société mondiale que sur notre campus classé, par le Globe & Mail, numéro trois au Canada pour son orientation internationale.

Grâce à nos diplômes axés sur l’international, à nos stages, à nos échanges et à notre approche bilingue, nous formons des diplômés capables d’examiner, d’un point de vue sociologique, des sujets comme le genre, le comportement déviant, et la famille ; leurs compétences sont utiles dans des carrières en politiques publiques, droit, communications, enseignement, activisme et dans d’autres secteurs.

Sample First-year Schedule

  • Principles of Sociology
  • Deviant Behaviour and Social Control
  • a language course (depending on language level, you would take French as a second language course, an English as a second language course or a discipline course taught in your second language)
  • Education and Society
  • Perspectives on Human Nature

Possible Career Paths

Explore what you can do with your degree
  • human rights officer
  • social policy researcher
  • non-governmental organization executive director

Internationalize your degree

The iBA degree program reflects York's commitment to internationalization and requires you to acquire an international language and to gain international experience on exchange at one of York University's partner institutions abroad. You will benefit from enhanced interdisciplinary and cross-cultural knowledge, which are important components of the department's academic focus. Visit the International program page for more information.

You are required to provide official evidence of academic achievement in secondary education. This can be demonstrated through:

  • Final grades under the Ontario curriculum (obtained through correspondence, night school or through TVO)
  • Credentials through other curricula, such as results from Advanced Placement (AP) or Advanced-level courses in the General Certificate of Education (GCE). (Students may register to sit for the AP and GCE examinations as private candidates.)

In the absence of final grades in courses:

  • You must submit the results of standardized tests such as the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) with a minimum combined total of 1170 on the Critical Reading and Math components or a composite American College Testing (ACT) score of 24.
  • Your application will be reviewed by an admissions sub-committee. If admitted, you will not be eligible for entrance scholarships. You will be considered for continuing student scholarships at the end of your first year of study, if you satisfy those criteria.

You may also be required to provide proof of language proficiency. You will be considered for entrance scholarships on the basis of your overall averages in the six 4U/4M (Ontario curriculum) or equivalent courses.

We are adding to our database of admission requirements by country. Please check back in October for additional admission requirements by country. General requirements are currently available by country — note that program-specific requirements may apply in addition to general requirements.